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On News 7 at 5, the case against a 14 year old boy who killed his teacher will soon be in the hands of the jury.
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Also published reports say railroad workers in six states may have suffered brain damage on the job.
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After a very sunny Monday, we expect more in the way of clouds tomorrow. The reasons in the forecast coming up.

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In Medical News, the Supreme Court rules on the use of medical marijuana,
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and we'll see where some patients who lose their hair to illness are turning for a boost in their self image.
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[5-Bush-Guns]


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Use a gun illegally and you'll face hard time.
That's the message from President Bush.
Today he announced a new initiative to fight gun violence.
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Its called project safe neighborhood-
The two year 550 million dollar program will join forces of federal, state and local law enforcement.
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((IN AMERICA TODAY A TEENAGER IS MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM A GUNSHOT ATHAN FROM ALL NATURAL CAUSES OF DEATH COMBINED. THESE DETAILS HAVE CAUSED TOO MANY FAMILIES TO BURY THE NEXT GENERATION.))
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[OUT Q=the next generation.]
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The program will focus on enforcing current gun laws- rather than enacting new ones.
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A report published in the Louisville Courier Journal says hundreds of railroad workers across the country have suffered mild to severe brain damage from long term exposure to common degreasing solvents.
Railroads have denied any link between the exposure and brain damage. But the companies in question reportedly have paid tens of millions of dollars to settle solvent lawsuits to workers in six states including West Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina .
The newspaper says the railroad workers were diagnosed with an illness characterized by short-term memory loss, depression, anxiety and diminished mental function.


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A bidding war is underway for Wachovia.
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Sun Trust has made an unsolicited 14- point seven billion dollar bid for the company. It's a move that now threatens to derail First Union's plan to buy Wachovia.
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((BOB LAWSON/SUN TRUST WESTERN VA PRES.: OUR PROPOSAL WOULD DO AWAY....CONSOLIDATION OF BRANCHES.))
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If Sun Trust and Wachovia were to merge it would create the eighth-largest bank holding company in the U-S.
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The defense says Brazill did not mean to do it-
If jurors decide otherwise- Brazill could be convictred of first degree murder and sent to prison for life.
Jennifer Jones is in West Palm Beach with the latest.
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((It was the defense's last chance to convince jurors that the fatal shooting carried out by Nathanial Brazill was not murder, but an accident. The 14 year old's attorney.. hammered the point over and over. Then asked them to strongly consider manslaughter rather than 1st degree murder. Robert Udell/Brazill's Defense Attorney But the prosecution calls this a clear case of cold blooded murder.During the trial jurors had already watched the school surveillance tape showing brazill with a handgun taking aim. This time they watched the prosecution during closing arguments waving the same handgun.. demonstrating how Brazill shot his English teacher Barry Grunow. Marc Shiner/Prosecution Attorney Brazill was only 13 years old when he shot Mr. Grunow last May at Lakeworth Middle School. And as the trial winds down there have been more demonstrations by protesters who are outraged that the teenage boy is being tried as an adult.))


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It was just last week that Robert Blakes' wife died from a gunshot wound.
Now police aren't saying much- but more details are surfacing abou the couple's unusual relationship.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Tatreau/Police Captain;]
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(( ACTOR ROBERT BLAKE HAS NOT BEEN RULED-OUT AS A SUSPECT IN THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE, BONNY BAKLEY.
AND, IF POLICE ARE CLOSE TO ARRESTING BLAKE, OR ANYONE ELSE IN THE CASE, THEYRE NOT SAYING.

-SOT-JIM TATREAU, POLICE CAPTAIN

Mr. Blake cannot be eliminated. We have no witnesses, and he was the last person with Miss Bakley.
POLICE ALSO WILL NOT COMMENT ON A REPORT THAT SAYS THE GUN USED TO KILL BAKLEY WAS FOUND IN TRASHBIN ONE AND A HALF BLOCKS FROM BLAKES HOME.
OTHERWISE THE ONLY NEW INFORMATION IS COMING FROM BLAKES ATTORNEY, HARLAND BRAUN. BRAUN RELEASED AUDIOTAPES THAT BAKLEY ALLEGEDLY MADE OF HERSELF ON THE TELEPHONE.

-QUICK NAT SOT OVER GRAPHIC - BONNY LEE /AUDIO TAPE

Ive got things going wrong down here too, all kinds of stuff
AT ONE POINT, BAKLEY IS TALKING TO A MAN ABOUT HOW A SCHEME SHE ALLEGEDLY HAD TO GET MONEY FROM MEN THROUGH THE MAIL WAS FAILING.

-SOT-OVER GRAPHIC

and then western union went and called all the guys back that were gonna send us money and told them not too, really? Yeah, and that screwed me up real good.
BAKLEY ALSO ALLEGEDLY TALKS ABOUT HER TROUBLED LIFE GROWING UP.

-SOT-so you grow up saying, Ill fix them, Ill show them, Ill be a

movie star.
BLAKES ATTORNEY SAYS HE RELEASED THE TAPES TO SHOW THAT BAKELY MAY HAVE HAD ENEMIES AND A TROUBLED PAST. BUT THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING BAKLEY ACCUSES ROBERT BLAKES ATTORNEY OF QUOTE TRASHING THE VICTIM IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAINT THE JURY POOL.
-STAND-UP- To Come...))

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A Franklin County farmer says he's losing everything as he waits for his share of a discrimination lawsuit against the government.
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Sherman Witcher was one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit brought by black farmers against the U-S Department of Agriculture.
Witcher says he was repeatedly denied farm loans due to racism.
A court-appointed arbitrator awarded him one-point-3 million dollars last year, but the case has remained tied up in appeals.
Last month, he almost lost his house when he couldn't pay his mortgage.
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((SHERMAN WITCHER: THE TRUTH IS ON MY SIDE AND IT'S STILL ON MY SIDE AND I THINK NOW IT'S TIME FOR EVERYBODY TO STEP UP TO THE TABLE AND SAY LET'S END THIS, IT'S OVER.))
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Witcher was able to keep his home thanks to the intervention of a Congresswoman from California. We'll have more on that part of the story tonight on News 7 at 6.
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Still to come on the newscast, the Supreme Court decides if the use of medical marijuana is allowed under the law,
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[VO] and on Health Check, losing hair from illness can be tough. Tonight Joy Sutton will tell us where patients can get a boost to their self esteem-
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[5-Medical-Marijuana]


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Some say the seriously ill should be allowed to smoke marijuana to alleviate pain and nausea-
But today the Supreme Court said no.
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Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the court's opinion saying current law classifying marijuana as illegal makes no exception for illness.
But in a separate opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens argued that the court should have left open the possibility that an individual could raise a medical necessity defense.
Supporters of the medical use of marijuana say the ruling makes it unclear what prosecutors will do in the nine states that have passed medical marijuana laws.
The high court stopped short of striking down those laws- but it does leave distributors open to prosecution.
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[5-Hair-Transplant]


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In Health Check tonight,
For a man or woman losing their hair can be traumatic.
But there is an option availalbe that doesn't involve surgery.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells --for one local woman who lost her hair because of her cancer treatment.... it's made a big difference,
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Jean,
Junie Jamison says she was confident even when she had very little hair.
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But now she says having hair replacement has really helped life get back to normal.
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((
21 year old Junie Jamison has chronicled the last few years of her life in a photo album --from having a brain tumor removed in 1997 --to undergoing chemotherapy and radiation -to finding out she is now cancer free.
And through it all she has maintained her spirit --but she has lost a good majority of her hair.
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((I COULDN'T LAY DOWN AND SIT-UP AND THERE NOT BE A GLOB OF HAIR THERE. SO IT WAS SO MUCH TO GO AFTER AND CLEAN-UP. SO WE ENDED UP SHAVING MY HEAD)) [RUNS14]
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Jamison lived without a full head of hair --for a couple of years --until she found out she didn't have to.
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((IT WAS JUST A STEP TO BEING NORMAL FOR ME KIND OF.)) [RUNS5]
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David Mauer owns the Nu Image Hair Replacement Center. He says --they can replicate any hair color or texture.
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((THIS IS WHAT WE USE FOR A DERMAFUSE PROCEDURE FOR A MEN OR WOMEN. IT IS LIKE SYNTHETIC SKIN. THE PERSONS SCALP ACTUALLY BECOMES THE BASE OF IT. ONCE APPLIED IT LOOKS LIKE GROWING HAIR COMING OF THE SCALP)) [RUNS23]
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Jamison is receiving human hair --attached to her scalp with a type of medical bonding .
And Junie says she can wash and style her hair like anyone else, and she couldn't be happier.
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((MOST PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT I HAVE IT. THEY CAN'T TELL AT ALL)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=tell at all]))
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The intial cost for the procedure is between 5-hundred and 8 hundred dollars. But as your own hair grows, you need to get the hairpiece "retightened" every two months or so, for a cost of about 38 dollars.
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Jean,

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Major changes are taking shape at Lincoln Terrace, where renovations are now under way, and families are taking steps toward self-sufficiency.
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Lincoln 2000 is designed to transform the public housing project into a neighborhood of renovated apartments and new construction.
To qualify for a new apartment, residents must take part in a program called, "Upward Mobility Through Public Housing."
Today, the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority recognized the first 39 families who have signed on.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: THE COMBINATION OF THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HOUSING HERE AND ALL OF THE PROGRAMS THAT GO INTO MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE CAN HAVE NOT JUST A PLACE TO LIVE, BUT A PLACE TO GROW THEIR LIVES IF YOU WILL, IS JUST VERY ENCOURAGING. I'M GLAD TO SEE IT, AND I WANT TO COME BACK IN TWO YEARS WHEN IT'S COMPLETELY DONE AND EVERY UNIT LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE RIGHT HERE.))
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The first families have already moved in to their new apartments. By the time Lincoln 2000 is completed, construction crews will have renovated 155 existing units and built 60 new ones.
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A portion of a high speed natural gas pipeline proposed for Bland County has some farmers asking .. why here?
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It's been two weeks since many landowners first heard about Dominion Gas' plans to use the Hollybroook area for PART of a 262-mile pipeline.
The line will start in West Virginia and run to North Carolina.
Dominion says it will begin studies and appraisals on the region this summer.
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((DAVID MILLER/PROPOSED PIPELINE FARM OWNER; I'M NOT SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE PIPELINE PER SAY, BUT IT WILL DISRUPT THE FARMING PROGRAM FOR A YEAR OR SO.))
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Dominion Gas is holding a number of public meetings this month for resident opinions, concerns and questions.
On News 7 at 6, we'll examine how the pipeline could disrupt the farmers' way of life. It's part of our in-depth look at the process of Eminent Domain.
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Many investors sat on the sidelines today on Wall Street. We'll tell you why in today's Marketwatch report,
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[VO] and it's just about time for Roanoke's big Festival in the Park celebration. We'll tell you what organizers have planned a little later.
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A local N-B-A star will spend the rest of his season on the sidelines. Mike Stevens will have the details in Sports,
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[VO] and Heath Ledger took on the Mummy at the box office this weekend. We'll see who won a little later.
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On Wall Street today, trading volume was relatively light as many investors were reluctant to make any big moves the day before the Federal Reserve's meeting on interest rates.
Analysts say investors are waiting to see how much of an interest rate cut the Fed makes.
Alexis Christoforous has more in today's Marketwatch.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Monday two minute sports ticker. The Salem Avalanche returns home tonight to open up a 7 game home stand.
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And an unusual quirk in the scheduling process has Salem home tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday against Lynchburg - the same team it hosted the first three days of last week. As a matter of fact, Salem has yet to travel to the Hill City and won't do so until the last three days of June. Tonight's game at Salem Memorial gets underway at 7:05.

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After a week off, the Winston Cup stars head to their home track this weekend for the Winston All-star race festivities. This is the 17th year for the wide open winners only event and features Dale Earnhardt Junior as its defending champion.
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This is a big night for high school athletes in the area as the 51st annual B'nai B'rith athletic and achievement awards will be handed out at the Wyndham Hotel. Roanoke school superintendent Wayne Harris will be the event's guest speaker. We'll meet this year's winners tonight on News 7 at 11.
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One of the area's former top high school hoopsters is now on the shelf for the rest of the NBA playoffs. George Lynch, the Patrick Henry high school hall of famer fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot with 27 seconds left in the third quarter of game four with the Raptors. He left the arena in a wheelchair and had surgery last night.
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Tonight on News 7 at Six - George talks about how the Sixers plan to fill the void his absence creates. We'll also check in with the Salem high school baseball team. Take care folks - Jean will be back in just a moment.

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A group that took its name from a piano tuner is playing Roanoke in a couple of weeks.
The Marshall Tucker Band will be the featured act at the kickoff concert for Festival in the Park.
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Another event for kids that week will make it look like Halloween has come early.
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[IN Q=The theme for]

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE THEME FOR THE CHILDREN'S PARADE IS BRAND NEW THIS YEAR. IT'S FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD. YOU HAVE TO BE UNDER 18 TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHILDREN'S PARADE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY. SO, WE'VE GOT A MULTITUDE OF NEW ACTIVITIES AND NEW EVENTS.))
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Another new attraction this year is the Strongman Challenge. One of the things the participants will have to do is pull vehicles weighing 29 thousand pounds.
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[5-Box-Office]


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Like its title character, "The Mummy Returns" refuses to die at the box office.
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For the second week in a row, the action picture topped the box office.
It pulled in an estimated 32 MILLION dollars this weekend.
That brings it to a ten day total of 116 MILLION dollars.
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/3.0;]
"A Knight's Tale" came in a distant second with a take of seven million.
"Bridget Jones's Diary" brought in another 4.5 million.
Sylvester Stallone's racing movie, "Driven" and Morgan Freeman's "Along Came a Spider" round out the top five.
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